Moving Mountains and Breaking Stones

This is a tiarella, a variety of saxifrage, a small plant known for growing between rocks and breaking up stones. Saxifrage is also notable as the first name of a sympathetic “green” scientist in Kim Stanley Robinson’s epic Mars Trilogy.

I photographed the small universe of this flower against the glow of the rising sun last month using the technique and in the circumstances I described earlier (along with another, related capture).

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  1. […] ture does strange and sometimes wonderous things to strong sunlight. Another example, this photo of a saxifrage.

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  2. […] h a sharp center of focus and a nicely blurred background. Particularly into bright light (here’s another example). An attractive blurred effect (usually combined with fully sharp image […]

  3. […] View this image larger. This is a re-post-processing (using Photoshop, of course) of a photo I took at sunrise about a year ago of a tiny tiarella plant. (Tiarellas are members of the saxifr […]

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